Thursday, May 2, 1935

Creeks are all out. Raining all day. We went out to Henrys had dinner, papered the front room, didn’t quite finish, Emil came down a little while after dinner. Karl Boll’s moved from Jac. Neffs house in town out to J. Henkel’s place again.

Monday, April 29, 1935

Raining all morning. Papa went to Hecker to see Osie Neff, took 12 doz. eggs along. Jake Neff was here last nite, short while on business. Nic Schaefer came paid $10.00 rest of the hay looked at colt. Sunshine this afternoon, nice day. Papa went down to see Chris Buehler. Ralph Collier stopped in. Mr. Ed Pabst came, told papa he measured the land by Kunkelman’s for wire fence; also looked at the colt, taught [sic – thought] it was awful nice. We went to bed about 7 o’clock, slept it out Oh Boy.

Tuesday, March 5, 1935

Papa went out to Henry’s, also Ivo Rapp he got 20 bus. oats, @ 60¢, just sacked them up & weighed them didn’t take them along. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary came went to the Catholic euchre, was an awful large crowd at the euchre, 33 tables, a quilt was raffled away. We went to Brezzy Hill, to a dance, last before lent, Pals Harmony played musci [sic], not much of a crowd; to much doing tonight, all over something. Celestine Neff was here selling chances on the quilt to be raffled.

Sunday, Feb. 10, 1935

Went to Red Bud. It is cloudy again today. Art Schaefer & Clarance Kreher came here & gave us an invitation to Kammler’s Hall tonite, for surprise Agnes on her birthday anniversary. Jerry Neff is giving a birthday dance at Pautlers tonite, Adm. 25¢ for gents, ladies free. Musci [sic] by Cowboys of Rythmn [sic]. The tea set given away at Connor’s City Grocery was won by Mrs. Ed Rehling. We went to Waterloo to Jerry’s birthday, nice crowd, Neffs family where also in; we stopped at Kammlers on the way home, a little while, also had a nice crowd, Schoenborn & Schaefer playing & Helfrich boys of Paderborn & Birkner boys had a little scrap, one had his shirt all torn, they came to Waterloo after that, they had it in the saloon; they also passed cake around; here.

Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1935

We washed, quilt. Uncle Fred walked home, did some work, all day. Papa went to barber shop, also went to see Stehfest, about selling his hiefer [sic]. Osie Neff was here, said it was all right to cut the tree down, by his road, so I guess he will. Bertille finished at the dentist & paid him $18.00, Rose $8.00 & B [Bertille] $10.00, rather busy today. Rose got 3 pulled & 1 filled & Berti got 3 filled, of which, killed 2 nerves. A guy from Cairo going to Mo. hit Brun’s car last night, in front of Mrs. Ida Bruns house, Machines were wrecked, but are going to be repaired. Lester & Eugene Bruns in the car were cut about the face, & Chas. Wagner also was hurt in chest; Bruns had 2 wheels on hard road, & this other guy was drunk & found a wiskey [sic] bottle in his car; his car was injured; don’t know yet, who will stand charges. Our line has telephone meeting at Hill’s, Mr. Rennecker & papa went over; Elections of officers, still have the same ones. Clara Wagner & kids, came & then George also after the meeting, we played 5 hand pinochle. The Ladies Aid have quilting in the Evangical [sic] Church these days.

Monday, Jan. 7, 1935

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary had breakfast & dinner here. they & papa went to E. St. Louis. Mr. Robert Laut came got sack alalfa [sic] hay. Osie Neff came asked about cutting a tree down at his road. H. M. Hill here gathering up news; wanted to buy ground along the road by his house, no bargains made yet; it is for parking space. It is awful cloudy; we baked bread, put the Snowball quilt in the frame. We all ate supper, played cards. Starting in to rain.

Tuesday, Dec. 18, 1934

Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary was up, got there sausage, & kettle fat. We washed, ironed, baked hardzorn [sic – hartshorn] 1 cookies. Rose sewed shirts for boys. Celestine Neff was here, selling tickets for the play tomorrow night.

Friday, Nov. 23, 1934

Started fire in furnace. Papa & Rosalia went out to Henry’s got wheat for crushing, Mr. & Mrs. Harold Hellmer of Waterloo, are the parents of a 7½ lb. baby girl born last Wed. The Paderborn fighters had a trial at Belleville this morning, the case was settled between themselves, Edwin Neff & Leo & Wiefred Cortner & August Schaefer & Jake Orlet, the Cortners said, they will not go to Paderborn & Neff neithers, he was employed at Evansville now. Edwin Neff struck a boy at Main St. this morning, with the car, the boy wasn’t hurt, & his name was not given.

Saturday, Nov. 17, 1934

Papa got crushing done. Roy Staufenbiel’s boy hasn’t got winter fever, he said he ate dried butter beans, about 40 has already passed through. Mr. Ed Pabst brought 3 sacks potatoes, clover seed & lumber this morning. Hy. Armstutz brought ¹⁄3 corn. It rained a little this morning. but then the sun came, out nice again. Mr. Edwin Neff, sued Jake Orlet & Gus Schaefer for striking him at the dance in Paderborn Tues. night, knocked him in the head broke his glasses, must of been a real fight, the way it is said. Mr. Lawrence Matthews is giving a birthday dance at Pautlers tonite, ladies free.

Monday, July 2, 1934

We washed, ironed; patched. Papa went to Armstutz’s got his team & went to Meng’s & got the mower & cut the hay. we helped to put it away. Uncle Fred & Aunt Mary, came went to Hy’s birthday. Mamie & Clarence were down awhile, this evening. Christian Neff’s baby of 2 weeks was buried last week at Paderborn, died of lockjaw. Eggs 10¢ today.